Thursday, June 20 2019 11:08

Events Blog—June 20–26

Written by Mercedes Thomas

We’re back with another list of noteworthy hits our Events Experts think you should check out. Is your calendar nearby?

For more events, check out the Events Page on this website.


Brandywine Treasure Trail—Through Sept. 2

Grab your passport and take a journey along the Brandywine Treasure Trail to 12 of the top Brandywine Valley attractions at incredible savings. Take your time as you travel alone, or adventure alongside your family as you experience rich history, inspiring culture and glorious gardens.

Tickets $45–$95. Participating locations include the Brandywine River Museum of Art, the Delaware Art Museum, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, The Delaware Contemporary, Delaware History Museum, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Hagley Museum & Library, Longwood Gardens, Mt. Cuba Center, Nemours Estate, Read House & Gardens and Rockwood Museum & Park.

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28th Annual Pottstown Rumble—June 21–23

Get the ball rolling for a great weekend at the Pottstown Rumble, the largest grass doubles volleyball tournament in the U.S. Play for a chance at winning cash or other great prizes—this year offerings include over $28,000 in cash and $60,000 in prizes.

Juniors, Men’s and Women’s Masters Grass Doubles, Men’s and Women’s Triples, Men’s and Women’s Pro, Coed doubles, gender blind quads—there’s a team for all skill levels. While you’re there, enjoy gourmet food, clothing vendors, on-site massage therapist, chiropractor, athletic trainer and high-energy music. Tickets $30–$160. More at

Manatawny Park, 61 W. King St., Pottstown.


Chester County Balloon Festival—June 21–23

This weekend, float above the clouds and enjoy the world’s oldest form of aviation and air travel—hot air ballooning. The Chester County Balloon Festival offers 20+ balloons that take flight twice daily, tethered balloon rides, a walk through an inflated balloon and a balloon glow evening show.

And if you’re not a huge fan of heights, grab a drink at the beer garden, listen to live music and enjoy monster truck rides, a fire truck parade and more! Tickets $10–$20. Benefits Chester County Hero Fund. More at

New Garden Flying Field, 1235 Newark Rd., Toughkenamon. Fri., opens at 4; Sat., opens at noon, fireworks at 9:30; Sun., opens at noon.


Havertown Irish Festival—June 22

Gather up the whole family for a day of music and fun at the Havertown Irish Festival. Enjoy over a dozen Irish musicians and dance groups, including local groups like the Scott McClatchy Band and Brian Boru Pipes & Drums. Sip beer or wine and watch the kids as they play in the Fun Zone, featuring a giant slide, bungee, bounce house and obstacle course.

Free admission, donations suggested; bring money for food vendors. Benefits local initiatives, performance arts center, music education and music programs. More at

Manoa Shopping Center, 130 N. Eagle Rd., rear lot, Havertown. Noon to 9.


Stroud Water Research Center’s Road Rally for Fresh Water—June 23

Dust off your classic convertible and cruise through the watersheds in Chester County while collecting clues about your route and the importance of fresh water. Drivers and navigators end up at a beautiful preserve for a fun Finish Line Party.

Don’t want to drive? Not a problem—purchase tickets for the Finish Line Party and join the participants to hear about the adventures of the day over dinner and drinks. Tickets $50–$500. Benefits Stroud Water Research Center’s work on fresh water stewardship and research. More at

970 Spencer Rd., Avondale. First rally car leaves at 2:30, Finish Line Party 4:30–6:30.

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